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Julie Boughn: Parsing the IT budget puzzle

Few IT budgets are larger — or more important — than the one Julie Boughn helps oversee at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Joanie Newhart: Building teams that can buy smarter

As the Obama administration's point person for federal procurement reform, Newhart is charged with making sure the government has the best possible workers on the front lines of government acquisition.

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Jason Chaffetz: Tech-savvy leader on the Hill

The Utah congressman is carving out space for himself as one of the key technology policy experts in the Republican caucus.

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Remembering Ginny McCormick

A GSA veteran and linchpin of the federal IT community passes away.

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Matthew Goodrich: 'Mr. FedRAMP'

FedRAMP's program manager is quick to share credit for the program's success.

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Minh-Hai Tran-Lam: Bringing the big picture into focus

As government releases more information online, OMB's Minh-Hai Tran-Lam helps agencies change their processes for managing IT investments and disseminating the data.

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Paul Brubaker: Budget-conscious before it was cool

Through his varied career that includes congressional staff positions, the private-sector and agencies, Brubaker has pursued a singular goal: government efficiency and lower costs.

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Stacie Boyd: Bringing business rigor to NSF's IT

Stacie Boyd, branch chief for security, architecture, policy and plans at the NSF's Office of Information and Resource Management's Division of Information Systems, has 'risen at every job she's done,' says Dan Chenok.

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Senators press on reform at Tangherlini's confirmation hearing

Vote set for next week on acting GSA administrator's nomination to take the role permanently.

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Still seeking a CIO

The announcement that EPA CIO Malcolm Jackson is stepping down adds that agency to an already-long list.

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FCC nominee avoids policy commitments at hearing

FCC chairman nominee urged to commit to reducing federal communications spectrum.


Why does it take so long to fill top agency slots?

The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta puts the current staffing efforts in perspective.